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the glowing of such fire*

Is there anything better than autumn in the Pacific Northwest? NO THERE IS NOT. We have had days and days of the most beautiful, clear and warm days and cool, crisp nights, interspersed by dark, foggy, wet days that are perfect for curling up with a book and hot chocolate. The leaves are a riot of color everywhere you look-- greens, yellows, reds, purples, oranges, browns -- and the late summer and autumn roses are still blooming. The crape myrtle we planted last year next to the house went completely bonkers this summer (after I thought for sure it had died this winter and was just heartsick over it) and it's blooming this year. Just a few magenta flowers, but a hint of autumns to come.

I love that the season that eases us into the dark and cold and wet of winter is full of fire and beauty. There are many reasons autumn is my favorite of the seasons, but I think that may be the biggest.

lunch, Laptop Lunch:

  • bagel sandwich: sesame seed bagel, egg omelet with Australian boxing cheddar
  • cucumber shapes in apple cider vinegar; grapes and kiwi berries
  • rainbow carrots (including a little deformed one that looks like a curly cue!) with honey peanut butter for dipping
  • Spitzenberg apple


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Reader Comments (2)

No, there is really nothing better than a PNW October.

Oct 14, 2010 at 5:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnne Hawley

Except we have to keep it a secret, otherwise the whole world will be on our doorstep!

Oct 14, 2010 at 9:37 PM | Registered CommenterBitty

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